The federal government and the auto industry have come to a first preliminary result at their top meeting in the chancellery. Like the German press agency from government circle travel, they agreed on a billionsardere higher purchase price for electric cars. According to the information, both sides want to take over the same costs.

A template for the peak meeting indicates that the premium is to be extended until the end of 2025. The premium, which was introduced more than three years ago, is currently limited until the end of 2020. The extension is intended to give companies, as well as consumers, long-term planning security. It is also planned to lift the award. For purely electric cars below a list price of 40,000 euros, the subsidy from 4,000 euros to 6,000 euros should increase. For so-called plug-in hybrids it is according to the template in future in this price instead of 3,000 then 4,500 euros. For cars with a list price over 40,000 euros, the subsidy for pureE cars in the future should be 5,000 euros, for plug-in hybrids at 4,000 euros.Bisher electric cars are only promoted up to a net list price of 60,000 euros. This cap should be omitted in the future.

With the higher purchase premiums, the sale of electric vehicles is to be boosted. Although new registrations are rising, but still at a low level. The automakers want to bring in the coming months and years of numerous e-cars on the market, even in the mass market.

Before the meeting, it was initially unclear whether the industry would continue to pay the costs. The German market leader Volkswagen then signaled, however, willingness to further finance the higher purchase premium for electric cars with half. To the existing purchase premium had federal and industry each 600 million euros. Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) took part in the summit meeting with several federal ministers and ministers, as well as the heads of the automobile association VDA, as well as car manufacturers, suppliers and trade unions.

The construction of charging points is also to be promoted

At the car summit, in addition to the purchase premium, it was also about accelerating the development of a comprehensive network of charging stations for e-cars. This is a key requirement for the success of electromobility. Chancellor Merkel announced before the meeting, she wants to work for the progress of the expansion of charging infrastructure liberated. "We will take considerable efforts as a federal government," she said during a visit to the VW plant in Zwickau. "We believe that we have to flank politically," said the Chancellor. But the car and the energy industry is required. In the next few years, the federal government will invest 3.5 billion euros in the expansion of the charging infrastructure. More charging points and buying incentives for e-cars are, according to Merkel, two essential "screws" that you have to turn to, so that e-mobility in Germany can make a breakthrough.

There are currently about 21,000 publicly available charging stations for electric cars - especially in rural areas, there are only a few. The Federal Government announced that it would create one million public charging points by 2030. The Bauprivater charging points should be promoted more. For this purpose, there should be relief in rental and residential property law.